New York Fashion Week February 2009 I-Shan Liou & Myoung Hee Kim
I-Shan Liou, Fashion and Knitwear Design, and Myoung Hee Kim, Textile Design – I-Shan was born and raised in Changhua, Taiwan and was inspired by the mood of Sam Francis’ paintings of earth, water, air and fire for her silhouette, color story and irreverent use of soft luxurious angora yarn. Myoung Hee hand painted her bright designs onto paper; heat transferred them onto chiffon and then bonded to I-Shan’s knitted fabrics. She also hand painted rice paper and bonded the paper to the knits. Myoung Hee was born in Seoul, South Korea where she spent most of her childhood before moving to British Columbia, Canada.